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Our alternative to IT staffing.

At Detroit Labs, we believe that that building a strong and happy team is as important as the software being built. OnSite, Detroit Labs’ alternative IT staffing agency, can help you solve a fundamental problem facing technology-driven organizations: building teams.

It sounds simple, but building a high-performing team is anything but. You may be adding a key role to complement an existing team, several people to complete your project, or an entire team trained specifically for your needs. We provide the process, people, and continuous support for your team members, allowing you to focus on your business and where you’re going next.

Our alternative IT staffing agency partnered with teams at GM, Quicken Loans, StockX, and others to add a key role, to add several project team members, or to train and hire graduates of our Software Developer Apprenticeship program. Our clients love that OnSite removes the guesswork that comes with recruiting and offers them a clear path to qualified talent.

Client: Volkswagen
Client: Ford
Client: Quicken Loans
Client: General Motors
Client: StockX
We find. We fit. We teach. We support.

We find and fit candidates that meet your specific needs from a technical and team standpoint.

You tell us what you need to make a successful team and we’ll work alongside you to make it happen. Our in-depth cultural, technical, and practical interviews are meant to qualify candidates before we introduce them to you. It all starts by understanding your needs. Do you need a highly proficient, heads-down type? A go-getter? Someone with leadership qualities?


Phone Screen

We look for interpersonal skills, teamwork, collaboration, communication. We want to know that they’re a good fit for your organization.


Technical Assessment

We present a remote code challenge, designed to look for things like quality code, documentation, tests, and error handling.


Candidate Kit

Our internal development team reviews the code challenge and provides their assessment.


Candidate Review

More than a resume — you receive a synthesized profile of each candidate’s technical and interpersonal skills.

We know how to find great people.

We aren’t just increasing headcount. Our team members bring the same expertise and curiosity that makes them a fit for Detroit Labs, along with a specific interest and passion in your product vision.

Our personal and professional networks, and our community of technology professionals, CoLabs, provide us access to a large pool of talented developers, designers, and technologists looking for interesting opportunities.

“Best of both


Java Developer

OnSite gives you the opportunity to work closely with clients on large projects and learn more about the process and people involved in delivering a product. This provides more direct learning opportunities that can quickly sharpen your software development skills and introduce you to other roles that support your interests.


Javascript & React Developer

OnSite is a “best of both worlds” situation. It’s a great opportunity to build relationships, tap into resources, and grow your skill set across two organizations. I love my Onsite team but also like having the support of my DL family.

Ready to start building a team? Get in touch!